Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

IL-FGURA ()
12.500 inhabitants

Local contact

FGURA LOCAL COUNCIL
Adrian Tanti
The Nest, 191
Triq il-Kampanella. Fgura. Malta
++356 79250279

Participation 2021

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
18 pm - Bike riding lessons – To be held by a qualified bike instructor at Fgura Playing field basketball court.. Open to all Fgura residents (by reservation – limited to 12 persons due to Covid-19
measures)
17 September
From 18-20hrs. Fun games and sports games planned to Fgura United Youth nursery players aged 7-9 years. An informative booklet about transport to be distributed to all participants.
18 September
18PM - Bike riding lessons – To be held by a qualified bike instructor at Fgura Playing field basketball court.. Open to all Fgura residents (by reservation – limited to 12 persons due to Covid-19
measures
19 September
FGURA CAR FREE DAY -
Closing off a major traffic artery in Fgura, during the time of the day when the residents are

typically moving around this area especially on Sunday, will help the residents understand
how living in a car free environment can open opportunities for other activities that would
otherwise be impossible to hold. The event will promote sporting activities whilst concurrently
educate the general public on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Bringing sports back to the
streets, to where, only few years back, it used to belong will help everyone understand what
we have lost to the car over the last 4 decades i.e. the possibility of enjoying the outside
environment that surrounds us. It is ironic that because we are not in a position to enjoy our
living environment, we have to drive off to more remote areas when we need time for
recreation.

Fgura Car Free Day Sunday 19th September 2021 08.00 – Healthy Breakfast Stands. Opening of event. 08.30 – 1.5k walk/jog for children and accompanying adults. 09.00 – Bike riding lessons to be held by a qualified instructor and Sprint challenge competitions by age groups. 10.00 – Wheelchair sprint 60m challenge. & Wheelchair basketball. 11.00 – Electric Car demonstration followed by a talk from Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning Dr Miriam Dalli,or official re- benefits of using public transport, carpooling, bikes, electric cars, and explanation of Malta’s Low carbon development strategy by year 2050 11.30 – Jomike& Lydon (Winners of Malta Got Talent 2020) ‘Makjetti’ 12.30 – Bomb Disposal Unit section and K9 Police Dogs section demonstations. 14.00 – Presentation of Participation certificates, freebies and informative material to all participants. Closing speeches.
20 September
20-09 – 19-20pm) - Fitness classes and talk by Amber Azzopardi (qualified Fitness Instructor) to be held at
Fgura United sports ground. Event is being advertised in a flyer which is being distributed to all Fgura residents
21 September
9AM - PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN MALTA
Bike riding lessons – To be held by a qualified bike instructor at Fgura Playing field basketball court.. Open to all Fgura residents (by reservation – limited to 12 persons due to Covid-19
measures
22 September
‘Health & Environmental Benefits of Sustainable Mobility – How can I contribute as a Citizen’.
Workshop to be conducted by an ERA representative / Minister for the Environment, Climate Change
and Planning Official at Fgura LC Premises. Possibly with the participation of Hons Miriam Dalli (MP)
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
19th September: HOMPESCH ROAD FROM 8 TILL 14PM
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • European Week of Sport